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Discussion on: Let's talk SEO, 10 tips you should know

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Vuild

This is a good list Yaser, always detailed & clearly laid out for people to understand.

Most tips are onpage SEO specifically. Some of these are not really SEO, but useful for traffic gen or making a nice site (twitter cards are not SEO).

Let me add a couple of things.

  1. Quality content (this was always Goo & MC's #1 point).
  2. Page count/page indexing rate (number of pages indexed is highly correlated to traffic levels).
  3. Inbound links/ anchor text (outbound links do nothing for SEO on their own).
  4. Performance.
  5. Text must appear on page (they have been back & forth a few times on this since the miserable failure goo bomb).
  6. Content distinction (if most pages are basically too similar).

Matt Mullenweg (WP) stated, a long time ago in a video interview, that one of the best SEO tips for wordpress.com was removing the meta desc. A 30% bump or something. Results vary.

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Jerod Santo

Matt Mullenweg (WP) stated, a long time ago in a video interview, that one of the best SEO tips for wordpress.com was removing the meta desc. A 30% bump or something.

That's pretty interesting, any chance you can provide a link (or some keywords I can search) to find that reference?

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Vuild • Edited

It was a long time ago (many years), I think it was about wp (or wordcamp) & the interviewer asks for one unusual SEO/traffic tip or something.

It came down to "let goo choose some desc keywords from your content" pretty much. Meta desc doesn't do much either way really for 99%. Snippet perhaps, tiny difference.

Looking at wp (org/com) they use them right now. I do too. It's testable.

Not intentionally being vague. If I come across it, I'll drop it here.